Maziarz Announces Lockport Facility Safe From Yahoo! Layoffs

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM EDT

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Maziarz Announces Lockport Facility Safe From Yahoo! Layoffs

April 4, 2012 Updated Apr 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM EDT

(WKBW release) New York State Senator George Maziarz announced Wednesday that Yahoo has informed him that the Town of Lockport Yahoo Facility is safe from the layoffs and are in fact going to consolidate and expand at that facility.

Yahoo announced Wednesday morning that it would be laying off about 2,000 employees nationwide.  Wednesday afternoon, Senator Maziarz received a call from Yahoo Executive Vice President of Central Technology Dave Dibble who stated that not only would no one in the Town of Lockport facility lose their jobs, but the site would be one of two facilities nationwide where Yahoo would be consolidating and expanding services.    

“This is fantastic news for the employees of the Town of Lockport Yahoo facility and the residents of Niagara County,” said Senator Maziarz.  “Not only are all of the jobs safe in this area, but they have chosen the Town of Lockport as one of the facilities to expand their services and bring more jobs to Niagara County.  This good news speaks volumes to the workforce in the facility and the residents of this area.”

“Yahoo is committed to its facility in the Town of Lockport and to Western New York,” said Executive Vice President of Central Technology Dave Dibble. “While this is a difficult day for our company, we knew that the Town of Lockport Yahoo facility is the place in New York where the consolidation of Yahoo would be successful and where we can have a growing presence.”

“I am proud that Yahoo has chosen our facility for consolidation,” said Town of Lockport Supervisor Marc Smith.  “This is a clear indication of how dedicated and hardworking our workforce is, and that Niagara County and the Town of Lockport is a place where business can not only locate to, but succeed.  Not only will no one lose their jobs, but this is a sign that expansion is coming.”